News, features, and commentary from the biggest city in the Americas, Mexico City.

The Mystery of the Disappearing Half and Half Cream

This is a photo from Starbucks. Can you guess where this photo might have been taken? Well, don’t bother guessing Mexico, because if it were, you’d never see half and half cream … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Do-Nothing Summit

(TOLUCA) — He came, he had lunch, he said a few empty meaningless words, and he left. All within the space of eight hours and 25 minutes. That sums up … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mexico City Officials Pretend to Enforce the Law … For One Day

At 5 pm Thursday afternoon, what seemed to be an invading army took the Condesa by storm, as a convoy of vehicles with flashing lights rolled down Avenida Tamaulipas, accompanied … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

No Más Plantones: A Protest against Mexico City’s Endless Protests

Today on Avenida Reforma, at the Angel de Independencia, small business owners, restauranteurs, and others harmed by the actions of the radical Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de Educación (CNTE) teachers … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mexico City: 33rd Most Livable City in Mexico!

When it comes to quality of life, which city is considered the best in Mexico? If you guess Mexico City, you’re almost right! It’s at the top of the list … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fun Facts About Monterrey

By Darren M. Popik (MONTERREY) — It’s the home of Carta Blanca beer, the Sultanes baseball club, the highly-regarded Tec de Monterrey university, and Cemex, one of the world’s largest cement … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … and it’s not even Halloween yet

It may only be mid-September — and technically still SUMMER until the 22nd — but that’s not stopping the malls from getting into the Christmas spirit. Here’s the scene at … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fun with the CNTE: The Nonsense Continues! (Photo Gallery)

This is the scene Tuesday (midday) at Reforma and Insurgentes, where the fun continues with the protesting radical teachers union, the CNTE. They continue to block traffic and disrupt millions … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

EDITORIAL: End the Nonsense – Arrest the Protesters

By Fritz Schtickelmeyer — Endless protests are one of the more unfortunate features of life in Mexico City. Every group with some beef (real or imagined) against the government seems … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mexico City’s Most Atrocious Drivers: Does Anybody Know How to Park?

By Fritz Schtickelmeyer — Of all the things Mexico City may be known for, having “good drivers” is not one of those things. Part of the problem lies in the … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 3 Comments